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The Saint in London (1939)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 30 June 1939 (USA)
The Saint returns to London and with the help of an American pickpocket and a beautiful adventuress breaks a counterfeiting ring.


Lynn Root (screen play), Frank Fenton (screen play) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
George Sanders ... Simon Templar / The Saint
Sally Gray ... Penny Parker
David Burns ... Dugan
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... Inspector Claud Teal
Henry Oscar ... Bruno Lang
Athene Seyler ... Mrs. Buckley
John Abbott ... Count Stephen Duni
Ralph Truman Ralph Truman ... Kussella
Charles Carson ... Mr. Morgan
Carl Jaffe ... Stengler
Norah Howard ... Mrs. Morgan
Ballard Berkeley ... Sir Richard Blake
Charles Paton ... Tobacco Shop Proprietor


The Saint, newly back in London, is tipped by a friend in the Secret Service to a mystery involving one Bruno Lang, seemingly a Society card-sharp, but really involved in a plot to print and pass a million pounds worth of foreign currency. Also involved are various sinister characters; innocent victim Count Duni; the Saint's attractive admirer Penny Parker; and his old nemesis Inspector Teal. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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ANOTHER of the FAMOUS LESLIE CHARTERIS' STORIES REACHES THE SCREEN!..."The Saint"-Fiction's Favorite Fighting Man of Mystery in an action thrill-packed adventure (Print Ad-Philadelphia Inquirer, ((Philadelphia, Penna.)) 14 July 1939) See more »


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Did You Know?


The Saint - who has a cross-shaped scar on his right wrist - drives a car with the registration MG 5996. He lives in a mews house (number 6) with the phone number Park View 4251. See more »


When the Saint surreptitiously enters the Lang estate he is carrying a flashlight. While rifling through the safe, it is obvious that the light beam doesn't match the movement of the flashlight in his hand. See more »


Tim - Kussella's Chauffeur: [Sarcastically as he frisks Simon] He ain't got a halo.
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Referenced in The Saint's Double Trouble (1940) See more »

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Very predictable but fun for B-movie detective fans
31 December 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Of all the B-movie detective series made in the 30s and 40s, The Saint ranks around the middle for quality. While not nearly as fun as the Charlie Chan or Sherlock Holmes films of the time, they still are well-polished and fun--mostly thanks to the excellent screen presence of George Sanders as the title character. He's just so witty, debonair and cool that it's a pleasure to watch him gracefully walk though this pedestrian film. The actual plot involving an attempt on the life of a foreign national in order to facilitate a counterfeiting scheme is only okay--not bad, but not all that interesting. And the supporting characters aren't all that compelling, either. However, considering the modest pretensions of this RKO serial, I think overall it did a good job of delivering the goods.

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Release Date:

30 June 1939 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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